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Plug Awards
 
 

Plug Awards 2007 Winners

 

By: Spacelab Research Staff
The Plug Awards - the Grammys of integrity, the People's Choice Award of the indie and underground world, just went down in NYC. Band Of Horses were big winners with 3 awards, and Sub Pop Records proved that their "world domination schedule" is not just a quirky PR title, winning the label of the year award. Other Sub Pop brethren CSS and Wolf Parade took home awards, adding further to the said Sub Pop domination.

OK, other people won too, including Arctic Monkeys (New Artist Of The Year), Neko Case (Female Artist Of The Year), and Sufjan Stevens (Male Artist Of The Year).

The Plug Awards seeks to create an awards show that escapes all of the evils of other awards shows that focus on sales, media saturation, etc (i.e. buying influence) to reward novel concepts like artistic integrity, and umm, good music. Sound like a foreign concept? It shouldn't, and that's why the Plug awards are trying to create a venue that isn't so industry-centric.

Plug Independent Music Awards: The Winners
Album Of The Year
Band Of Horses - Everything All The Time (Sub Pop)

New Artist Of The Year
Arctic Monkeys

Female Artist Of The Year
Neko Case

Male Artist Of The Year
Sufjan Stevens

Indie Rock Album Of The Year
Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass (Matador)

Metal
The Melvins - (A) Senile Animal (Ipecac)

Hip-Hop Album of the Year
Spank Rock - Yoyoyoyoyo (Big Dada)

Americana Album Of The Year
Band Of Horses - Everything All The Time (Sub Pop)

Punk Album of the Year
CSS - Cansei De Ser Sexy (Sub Pop)

Electronic/Dance Album Of The Year
Thom Yorke - The Eraser (XL)

DJ Album Of The Year
Girl Talk - Night Ripper (Illegal Art)

Avant Album Of The Year
Xiu Xiu - The Air Force (5RC)

Artist Of The Year
J Dilla

Live Act Of The Year
Broken Social Scene

Song Of The Year
Band Of Horses - "The Funeral" (Sub Pop)

Record Producer of the Year
J Dilla

Music Video Of The Year
Wolf Parade - "I'll Believe In Anything" (Sub Pop)

Album Art/Packaging of the Year
Hot Chip - The Warning (Astralwerks)

Record Label Of The Year
Sub Pop

Live Music Venue of the Year
Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY

Music Festival Of The Year
South By Southwest

Music Website Of The Year
Pitchforkmedia.com

Music Blog of the Year
Brooklynvegan.com

Magazine Of The Year
Paste

College/Non-Comm Radio Station Of The Year
KEXP, Seattle, WA

Record Store of the Year
Amoeba Music, Hollywood, CA

Best Music DVD of the Year
The Pixies - loudQUIETloud: A Film About The Pixies

Zine of the Year
Wax Poetics

Specialty Show Of The Year (Commercial Radio)
SIRIUS Left Of Center - Blog Radio (New York, NY)

Podcast Of The Year
WOXY.com’s Lounge Acts

Internet Radio Station of the Year
woxy.com

Online Radio Station Of The Year (w/terrestrial counterpart)
KEXP, Seattle, WA (kexp.org / 90.3)

Online Record Store Of The Year
amazon.com

 

 

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